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From Covenants to Consciousness in the Book of Job - Part 1

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This is our second post in the continuation of our series bringing you more Wisdom from your fellow students of the contemplative path. We hope you will…

Photography as an Act of Faith

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While we have featured many guest posts in the past, we are setting the intention to bring you more Wisdom from your fellow students of the contemplative…

Wagner, Einstein, and Teilhard

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Dr. Rudy Hwa Rudy is an emeritus professor of Physics at the University of Oregon as well one of my one of my senior Wisdom Students, both chronologically…

Thanking our Midwife

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Dear friends in The Contemplative Society, It is an honour to be asked to contribute a few words in support of the Margaret Haines Scholarship Fund. Where…

Alchemy

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Retirement: often lauded as a time to enjoy what we have worked for all our lives, taking trips, cultivating hobbies, and being with friends and family.…

In This Together

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Our retreat participants are diverse: we serve Christians and SBNRs, young and old, wealthy and financially constrained. You might put yourself in one…

The Gift of Enroulement

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I arrived at the Wisdom School on Lake Cowichan both exhausted and depleted. While I am an advocate for self-care, I have found it very difficult to practice…

A birthday present to the future

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You might not recognise her name, but without her, The Contemplative Society wouldn’t exist. You might not have access to audio teachings, Wisdom Schools,…

Our Wisdom Lineage

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“WHUR WE COME FROM… " ~ Br. Raphael Robin “Teachers of contemplative Christianity, who acknowledged the limitations of human knowledge and…

Is sacred reality really real?

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“Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamagate…” ("Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone utterly beyond…”) We used to chant this ancient Hindu chant in our small…

Christmas 2017 - Letter from President

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Dear Members and Friends, This time of year often propels us into a vast amount of “doing” in an attempt to recreate an atmosphere that might reflect…

Which Enneagram Type is Cynthia?

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For almost thirty years the standing joke has been, "What enneagram type is Cynthia?" Leading teachers in all the various schools have typed me variously…

Mirabai Starr: Blessed Weaver

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In the last week of September, The Contemplative Society welcomed Mirabai Starr to Vancouver Island for a retreat entitled "One Heart: Weaving a Tapestry…

Healing the Elephant in the Womb

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This piece by Cynthia Bourgeault is the seventh in a series beginning with “A Surprising Ecumenism“, her response to “Evangelical Fundamentalism…

Fullness of Life

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This piece by Cynthia Bourgeault is the sixth in a series beginning with “A Surprising Ecumenism“, her response to “Evangelical Fundamentalism…

Teilhard, the Personal, and the Developmental Soul

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This piece by Cynthia Bourgeault is the fifth in a series beginning with “A Surprising Ecumenism", her response to “Evangelical Fundamentalism and…

The Developmental Soul

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This piece by Cynthia Bourgeault is the fourth in a series beginning with “A Surprising Ecumenism", her response to “Evangelical Fundamentalism and…

When does life begin?

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This piece by Cynthia Bourgeault is the third in a series beginning with "A Surprising Ecumenism", her response to “Evangelical Fundamentalism and…

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